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Three escape death during auto crash in Lagos

By Idowu Abdullahi,

No fewer than three people escape death by a whisker during an accident involving a painted Volkswagen LT bus and a stationary tow-truck inwards Ebute-Ero, Lagos Island axis of Lagos State.

It was gathered that the LT bus with registration number KTU 681XS collided with the private tow-truck with registration number SMK 482CA while traveling inwards Ebute-Ero on Monday.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), explained that the LT bus driver while on top speed lost control and rammed into the stationary tow-truck from behind.

Through a statement released to newsmen on Monday, LASEMA’s Head, Public Affairs, Nosa Okunbor, said that three rescued passengers sustained varying degrees of injury and were stabilized by the agency’s paramedics before taken to Marina General hospital.

“On arrival at the incident scene, it was discovered that a commercial LT Bus with registration no. KTU-681XS had a collision on the bridge with a private tow-truck with registration no. SMK-482CA inwards Ebute-ero.

“The cause of the accident was a result of reckless driving, as the LT driver lost control whilst on top speed and rammed into a stationed tow-truck from behind.

“No loss of lives was recorded, but three victims were involved. One Adult male and two adult females who sustained various degrees of injuries and were stabilized by the Agency’s paramedics before being taken to the Marina General hospital with the aid of the Ambulances. The LT bus has also been recovered from the bridge,” the statement read.

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